Summer-like storms possible in Central Florida

Highs in Orlando to reach 86 degrees


ORLANDO, Fla. – Be sure to have the umbrella handy.

"We're pinpointing a new front that will increase rain chances," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said.  "Before the front arrives, however, Central Florida will heat up, allowing thunderstorms, much like we would expect in the summertime."

The chance of rain on Wednesday is 30 percent, and most of the afternoon storms will be west of Interstate 4.

"Marion, Sumter and Lake counties will see a chance for a few stronger storms with heavy rain late in the day," Bridges said.

Afternoon high temperatures will be above the average of 78, soaring to 86 degrees.

"Rain chances increase on Thursday to 60 percent along the new front, with a few storms lingering into the afternoon and evening," Bridges said.

Afternoon high temperatures on Thursday will be in the low 80s.

"Expect temperatures right around 80 degrees on Friday and Saturday," Bridges said.  "Rain chances are 40 percent on Saturday before dropping to 20 percent on Sunday, with highs in the mid-70s."

Morning lows will be in the 50s starting next workweek as cooler air works in behind another front.